Proper handling of hazardous waste is vital to the health of our community and our environment. At the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility, we take that responsibility seriously and provide affordable and safe hazardous waste disposal for Marin County.
Hazardous waste is waste with properties that make it potentially dangerous or harmful to humans health or the environment. Hazardous waste can be liquids, solids, or contained gases.
The EPA uses the following characteristics to define hazardous waste:
Please follow these guidelines about what we accept and how to deliver it to us. We’ll do our best to make it easy and convenient for you.
You will need to obtain a Hazardous Waste ID number before you contact us to schedule an appointment. This number, issued by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (California ID Number), identifies each handler of hazardous waste on hazardous waste manifests and other paperwork. The ID Number enables regulators to track the waste from its origin to final disposal (“cradle to grave.”) For more information, read this Type of Hazardous Waste Generators in California pdf.
Ready to get your Number?
Visit the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) website to obtain your Hazardous Waste ID Number.
Please note: you do not need a Hazardous Waste ID Number to drop-off electronic waste, household batteries, fluorescent bulbs or latex paint at our facility.
Business require an appointment to drop-off at our facility. Our facility is open for business customers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To make an appointment to drop off your material during those hours, please contact us at 415-456-2665 or use our contact form.
Be mindful of the quantities that you are bringing. Containers may not be larger than five (5) gallons or 50 pounds in weight.
For the safety of our workers and to ensure proper disposal, please avoid mixing materials, even if you think they are the same.
The links below will help you to learn about regulations that apply to hazardous waste generators and information about types of EPA numbers
We are proud to partner with other programs or businesses that will accept medium and large quantities of car batteries, cooking oil, household batteries, latex paint and motor oil for a small fee (or sometimes free of charge). Visit our Programs page to learn more about these organizations.